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The London Fire Brigade Museum is an interesting stopping point for Public Services groups coming to London. It covers the history of firefighting since 1666 and you can discover why the Great Fire of London was so influential to the history of firefighting.

Visit the gear room of a Victorian fire station to see how tough the job was in the 1860s when the fire brigade first became a public service in London. The museum houses old fire appliances and other equipment. It is also possible to see fire brigade recruits training.

The museum is located in the former home of Captain Sir Eyre Massey Shaw, who was Superintendent of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. It was the London Fire Brigade headquarters until 1937 when King George V opened a new building on the Albert Embankment on the south bank of the River Thames.

Visits are by guided tour, must be pre-booked, and can be tailored for individual requirements if desired. The museum is open Monday to Friday and tours start from 10.30am or 2.00pm.

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